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Blackbird Kitchen

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2011

(Attention all restaurant owner wannabes: Go to the Blackbird Kitchen and take notes. They’ll show you how it’s done.) Many restaurants serve good food. Many delight the senses. Some are so welcoming that even lesser quality and taste is…

6 Steps to Double the Effectiveness of Your Yellow Pages Ad

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2011

Question: I’m embarrassed to say it, but I spend over $1000 a month advertising my business in the Yellow Pages. I really don’t know if it’s worth it or not for me to continue down this road. With the popularity of the internet and the…

How to Keep Good Employees in Your Small Business

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2011

This has to be one of the oldest quandaries in the history of business. However, I think it’s the wrong question to ask. The question I would ask is, “How can I create a work environment that employees will never want to…

Jessica Mongeon

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2011

Jessica Mongeon is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at MSU Bozeman, and moved to Bozeman in August of 2010. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree is from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND (graduated in 2008) and she grew up on a…

The Little Theatre That Does: Equinox

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2011

Tucked back along Bozeman’s north edge off 7th Avenue is a little theatre with a big presence. Equinox Theatre began its illustrious career 16 years ago with co founders Soren Kisiel and Katie Goodman. Although there were other acting…

Big Sky On-Mountain Dining: The Black Kettle

Mon. Feb. 28th, 2011

Big Sky skiers ripping the terrain of the Bowl on Lone Peak may feel they’re far from it all, but new this season, they’ll be closer than they think to delicious food served up at the Black Kettle. The new on-mountain dining option is…

Bozeman School District Hall of Honor – Nominations now open

Sat. Feb. 26th, 2011

The Bozeman High School Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the Bozeman School District “Hall of Honor.” The Hall of Honor program recognized those whose accomplishments and contributions to the Bozeman School…

2010 Downtown Improvement Plan Annual Report

Sat. Feb. 26th, 2011

The Downtown Bozeman Partnership has released the 2010 Downtown Improvement Plan Annual Report outlining the completed and ongoing projects that were recommended in the 2009 Downtown Improvement Plan. In 2009 the City Commission unanimously…

“Blesseds” Oil Paintings Exhibit by Noah Massey

Sun. Feb. 20th, 2011

“Blesseds” Oil Paintings Exhibit by Noah Massey March 1 – June 10 Emerson’s Weaver Room The Emerson presents a solo exhibit of oil paintings entitled “Blesseds” by Bozeman artist Noah Massey. Her Weaver Room exhibit opens on March…

MT Satellite launches Feb 24

Sun. Feb. 20th, 2011

The first Montana satellite chosen to ride on a NASA space mission — a small research satellite that involved more than 125 Montana State University students over five years – is now set to launch Feb. 24. If all goes as planned,…

NASA’s Signals and Noise, Oh Boy

Sat. Feb. 12th, 2011

A NASA activity developed by Montana State University science educators for teachers is now available free online. The activity, “!,” relates to the NASA New Horizons mission to Pluto and helps students better understand how spacecraft…

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project

Sat. Feb. 12th, 2011

A comprehensive website featuring thousands of North American butterflies and moths has recently been revamped so scientists, hobbyists and the general public will find it easier to use and even more helpful. Montana State University’s Big…

Call to Action: Restore MT Tobacco Use Prevention

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program Decimated by State Legislators $8.2 million of a $9 million dollar budget for the program was just slashed by the Health and Human Services Subcommittee. Senator Dave Lewis of Helena moved to eliminate…

Class: Current Events & Global Issues

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

Montana State University offers two non-credit courses this spring that address current events and global issues. The courses are open to adults of all backgrounds. “Climate Science Explained: Understanding Current Issues on Climate…

MSU film student wins grand prize in national film contest

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

Montana State University first-year film student recently won the grand prize in a national film contest devoted to exploring what it means to live large. Erin Burke’s one-minute film, “Living Large Together,” depicts her friends…

My Roots are in the Rocks

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

The September sun burned hot on my back. Muscles in my shoulders ached, as I rocked the gravel sifter back and forth. I felt primitive and exhausted, as I hunched over the trough of water, but for some reason I couldn’t help but smile. I…

Meno-Minders A Q&A forum with a physician

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

Dr. Robert Lemley, ND, NMCP Naturopathic Doctor/NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner Q: I’m 51-year-old female. How much Vitamin D should I be taking? A: Let me tell the true story about a teacher I had. Early in the 70’s, this gentleman…

Why Do We Eat?

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

Is this a silly question: Why do we eat? The obvious answer would be to stay alive. It is a known fact that in order to remain alive and healthy one must consume a certain amount of food on a daily basis. Although this is common knowledge,…

A Metaphysical Moment with Acupuncturist Christina Clark

Mon. Jan. 31st, 2011

The elements of earth, fire, metal, water and wood evoke images of our natural world. Life in Montana is rooted in these elements and getting closer to nature is a theme most Montanan’s can relate to. It is why we live here, the rivers,…